Monday 9th April 2012
Hyde FC: David Carnell, Josh Brizell, Adam Griffin, Andrew Pearson, Gianluca Havern, Tunji Moses (Callum Byrne), Chris Worsley, Reece Gray, Danny Broadbent (Godwin Abadaki), Scott Spencer, David Poole (Phil Edghill). Subs not used: Danny Hall, Shelton Payne.
Solihull Moors: Singh, Francis, Langdon, Hinton, Broadhurst (Bennett), Pierpoint, Hurren, English, Spencer (Tomczak), Morris (Beswick), Fitzpatrick.
Report by Luke Edwards
Hyde eventually wore down a resilient Solihull side to take another stride towards the title. 6 points over the Easter period has done them no harm at all.
It was a slow start from both sides but Andy Pearson thought he had given the home side the lead after Jasbir Singh spilled Adam Griffin’s free-kick, but a dubious offside flag halted his celebrations.
A minute later Scott Spencer then got free in the box but his shot was well held by Singh, and as the half ended David Poole elected to shoot when he should have squared the ball and saw his weak effort gathered by Singh.
Solihull were frustrating Hyde but they did eventually take the lead when Scott Spencer’s free-kick was deflected off the wall past Singh.
The Tigers started to do what they had done to most teams this season and swarmed all over their opponents and Poole’s drive was brillianly tipped over by Singh, who also managed to tip away Gianluca Havern’s header from the resultant corner.
In a rare attack by the visitors, Lee Morris effort had to pushed away by David Carnell.
Hyde scored again thanks to a big helping hand from Singh who dropped Griffin’s cross at the feet of Spencer who, from 2 yards, couldn’t miss despite Singh’s best efforts to claw it out.
Hyde’s keeper Carnell was lucky to stay on after a melee which saw him tangle with a Solihull player but to the relief of everyone he only received a yellow card.
In the final minute the win was sealed when substitute Godwin Abadaki sprinted through the defence and confidently finished to give put the gloss on the victory.